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Author Archives: JVH

About JVH

John Van Horn is founder, editor and publisher of Parking Today Magazine. His background prior to his decade with PT was nearly 20 years in the parking business marketing parking revenue control equipment. After receiving a BA from UCLA, he served in the Army three years during the Vietnam era, ran a small country weekly newspaper, and then worked in marketing and sales in the access control and security fields. He writes about parking daily and has spoken before professional groups in China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, Abu Dhabi, and Brazil, He has addressed parking groups in California, Texas, New Mexico, New York, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Washington DC. He has two sons, JT and Andy. JT and his wife, Francine and daughter, Ashley, live in Puyallup, near Seattle, and Andy and his wife, Karen, and daughter, Shing, live in Los Angeles. JVH and wife Robyn live in West Los Angeles with dog, Suki and cat, Brackets

NPA Winter Leadership Conference

I”ve been in Scottsdale, AZ, attending the NPA Winter Leadership Conference.  About one hundred NPA members are at the Four Seasons Resort for a few days of seminars, networking, and fellowship. The majority of attendees are parking equipment manufacturers with … Continue reading

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Big Data and Parking at Aspen

BIG DATA  and PIE 2017  This is the perfect place to collect data, but what should you do with it? How can current and past data help you in your planning for transportation and garage capacities? Do you need that … Continue reading

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How Green is my Tesla

This blog post a few days ago over at Power Line reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend about Teslas and ‘range anxiety.’  He was very defensive and noted that if a person had a problem driving … Continue reading

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WOW!!!!!!

PIE 2017 will leave you speechless and make you think, “That’s astonishing, amazing, unbelievable”  pieshow.parkingtoday.com       JVH

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We had lunch, and talked Parking

Yesterday I joined about 100 parking pros from across Southern California at the Julie Dixon organized quarterly meeting (or maybe its semi annual) that invites anyone who wants to come and talk parking. Topics were requested when we signed in … Continue reading

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WHOA!!!!!

PIE 2017 will stop you dead in your tracks and make you think, “I can’t believe what I just saw and heard!”  pieshow.parkingtoday.com   JVH

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Parking and Transportation Through Omaha’s Eyes

PIE 2017 presents on Monday: Parking Policy is often viewed as a separate component of the broader transportation program in a city. It’s clear that mobile payments and mobile platforms are on the rise, but how can cities combine payment … Continue reading

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100 Pages of Parking and Four Days of Information

I just saw the final proofs for the February Issue of Parking Today. Its 100 pages has more parking information in its stories, promotions, and ads than any issue we have produced. PLUS Eric has provided the complete program for … Continue reading

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There are Nooks and Crannies…

A friend once told me that he thought most of the action at trade shows was in the lobby of the hotel.  That is why  PIE 2017 is at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. This hotel was designed for a trade … Continue reading

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And not a Parking Guy in sight

As Astrid noted last week on parknews.biz, the LA Times has commented on parking issues –you can read it here  On balance the city of Los Angeles is saying that it can’t cut parking ticket rates, because…wait for it…they have … Continue reading

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