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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

Going In…

I’m leaving in a few minutes for my second cataract surgery. I had the first one last week.  Let me tell you. If your optometrist says you have cataracts and should have them replaced, run don’t walk to the ophthalmologist … Continue reading

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Terrorists, NCIS, and Teslas

I was watching NCIS New Orleans this week and the good guys were chasing the bad guy (who happened to be a cyber terrorist) through the streets of the Big Easy. The bad guy told his driver to keep going … Continue reading

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Take Parking Today Media With You Everywhere

Take us with you. Put Parknews.biz, Parking Today, and People in Parking on your Smart phone home page. You will be able to receive Daily parking news (Parknews.biz) Blogs and News Features (Parking Today) Find People or Companies in the … Continue reading

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Who to Believe – A headline, or your lying eyes

As Super Bowl approaches, worries grow about downtown Minneapolis parking That’s the headline. Here’s the take aways from the story printed in the local paper: But local officials say there’s no need for worry. Many people, they figure, will rely … Continue reading

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Smart……

Definition of “smart”, according to Webster 1 : making one smart : causing a sharp stinging 2 : marked by often sharp forceful activity or vigorous strength 3 : brisk, spirited 4 : mentally alert : bright 5:  knowledgeable, shrewd … Continue reading

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CES and Self Driving Cars — Will It Play in Peoria?

Reports are coming in from Las Vegas and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that self driving vehicles have overwhelmed the floor. Every auto manufacturer, computer chip manufacturer, and software provider has its toe in the water. One wag, however, seemed … Continue reading

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An Apology

When I started Parking Today almost a quarter of a century ago, my goal was to increase communications within the parking industry. I have been proud that we have done at least a journeyman’s job at that task. However, in … Continue reading

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Rain and Parking…The Horns of a Dilemma

We in LA are trending toward another dry year but a big storm is coming. Maybe a couple of inches – not a lot for you in Seattle, Houston, or Atlanta, but a gullywasher in Los Angeles. We need the … Continue reading

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PN is Baaaaaaak…..Trending with Self Driving Cars

Parknews editor Astrid has returned from her travels to the Middle East and the Christmas holidays with a vengeance. There are 54 new posts at Parknews.biz plus four additions to the “trending” column. Check it out. Two of the trending … Continue reading

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Car Sales Booming, But Not Everywhere

The parking industry need to keep its eye on new car sales. After all, once folks buy a car, they need to park it somewhere. So what do the prognostication wizards  say about what will happen in 2018. There’s a … Continue reading

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