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

Why was this article written?

I have just reread for the fourth time an article published by the Commercial Real Estate Development Association titled “Parking in a Post Pandemic Economy.” I cannot for the life of me understand why the article was written at all. … Continue reading


Why is Parking Considered a “Four Letter Word?”

I received a “T” shirt yesterday from Get It Corp.  It was inscribed “ Parking Is not a Four Letter Word Anymore”  I know this is a catch phrase promoting Get It, however it got me to thinking. If “Parking” … Continue reading

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A New Hope

No, this isn’t another JVH Star Wars reference. It’s just that over the past three years we have been beaten down so much with high prices, world events, a non responsive government, vacuous leadership at all levels. It makes it … Continue reading

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I Publish Without Comment:

Six Major Problems With “Green” Transition German economist Hans Werner Sinn identifies six major problems with Europe’s fanciful plan to transition to wind and solar energy: Problem no. 1: The Paris Accord is non-binding The Paris Accord in fact has … Continue reading

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Thank Heaven its not the industry we grew up in

I have reread the post below about “not the industry we grew up in” and feel it needs some comment. I wonder if the commenter wasn’t looking at the world through glasses seeped in time and age. It is difficult … Continue reading

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D Day 1944

When the Americans, Canadians, and British landed on Utah,  Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches on June 6, 1944 everyone involved in the invasion knew that many would not survive the day. They knew that the Germans would throw everything … Continue reading

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Not the Industry we grew up in

I had dinner the other day with a parking buddy. Our wide ranging conversation covered many aspects of the industry. He ended the evening with this statement “This is not the industry we grew up in.” The next day I … Continue reading

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Top Gun: Maverick         

From time to time I attempt a movie review. I will not in this case. There is no need. The public has spoken, as have the professional reviewers. This is one hell of a movie.  It’s a wild ride, but … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2022

I have more to say about the movie Top Gun, Maverick, elsewhere but all I can say here is celebrate Memorial Day and go see it. Memorial Day celebrates the heroes that have protected our freedoms and you cannot see … Continue reading

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The Show Went On, Without Me

I find myself in a strange position. We just completed the PIE 2022 event, and I was unable to attend. Yes, I was stopped by the dreaded Covid, spending 10 days in quarantine and now experiencing the weakness that comes … Continue reading