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

Rumors Run Wild at PIE and Intertraffic

I spent the last two weeks attending two major trade events, and I’ll tell you, If you want to hear rumors about the Parking Business PIE and Intertraffic were the places to be.  I’ll give you a short summary. Clyde … Continue reading

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Women in Parking

Ruth Beaman and Colleen Niese shepherded their Women in Parking group to its first convention following the PIE show in Chicago last week. More than 140 attended their opening dinner and reception, with over 100 staying on the next day … Continue reading

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PIE and Intertraffic

Don’t pay the ransom, I have escaped – Its been a fast couple of weeks. Last week we were in Chicago with the Parking Industry Exhibition, and this week its Amsterdam and Intertraffic. PIE was, by all accounts, extremely successful … Continue reading

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PIE Breaks All Attendance Records

<![endif]–>Over 1150 people attended the Parking Industry Exhibition held last month in Chicago. This breaks all attendance records for the event.                “We are extremely pleased with the turnout,” said exhibition director Eric Abel. “It’s gratifying that so many from … Continue reading

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Class Action Parking

I commented in March’s Point of View on the class action lawsuit that is being raised against the City of Las Vegas and the city’s parking guru Brandy Stanley’s fight against it. Someone felt ‘wronged’ that parking meters were still … Continue reading

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Assume the Position

When you reach ‘a certain age’ you spend more time at the doctor than you would like, and you probably have various specialists you visit regularly. If you are a man, one of these is a Urologist. Its often not … Continue reading

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An App to get your Parking Ticket “Fixed”

Of course this started in San Francisco, where else. The epicenter of high tech has come up with an app that will help you out of a parking ticket. Read all about it here. It works like this — you … Continue reading

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An Airline that has done one thing right

If you travel a lot by air you know that the most boring part of the flight is the safety demonstration. They say the same things over and over and most just tune it out. Delta, however, has taken a … Continue reading

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Parking to Affect Social Change

Every so often this topic raises its head and I feel a need to slap it down. The concept is that if we limit the number of parking spaces, either on street or off street, in the central city or … Continue reading

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Last Call for PIE Exhibitors!!!

We are going to press with the program for PIE 2014.  It will be distributed at the trade event plus sent to 18,000 parking professionals.  If you want to be included in the program, you must that’s MUST secure your … Continue reading

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