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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

No One Knows What A Self Driving Car Is, And Its Becoming A Problem…

Check out this article   Its important that we understand this issue. Let me wet your appetite: “We have now self-driving cars.” So declared no less an authority than the United States’ chief of transportation, Secretary Elaine Chao, in a May interview … Continue reading

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George Will Interviews GM CEO — Let me Parse it for you

Renowned columnist George Will sat down with Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors and they talked about car stuff and the future. Allow me to translate from Will speak to JVH speak. The automobile industry is precariously poised between a … Continue reading

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What is Reality? Should we believe everything we read?

I asked the Temecula Group attendees to send a 75 word synopsis of their thoughts on the future of parking. One said this: Times are changing. What has been a staple of modern society for the last 50 to 100 … Continue reading

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It Seems I Rant… about Electric Cars

We received this missif a few days ago: As long as your editor continues to use his magazine as a political platform to rant against our industry (electric cars), we are not a good prospect for you. I obviously haven’t … Continue reading

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WOW … NPA Raises nearly $90K for Disaster Relief in 15 minutes

I was blown away. NPA CEO Alan Lazowski yesterday addressed the crowd assembled for lunch and to hear about the organization’s awards. He was in the process of thanking everyone in sight for the great show when he stopped and … Continue reading

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Is Everything Agenda Driven – Musings from NPA

I’m at the NPA conference in Palm Springs.  Christine Banning and her crew are doing a fantastic job.  I took some time to attend a couple of seminars on autonomous vehicles.  One was by Mary Smith of Walker, the other … Continue reading

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Handicapped Fraud

Pauls writes below about the Fraud that took place at the LA County Fair.  They reported 20% of the handicapped placards were fraudulent. Personally, I think that number was low. The incidence of fradulent use of handicapped placards is running … Continue reading

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Technology

Technology. That’s the topic of the day in the next issue of PT. Is it a good or bad thing? When I can get to London in nine hours, talk to friends in Australia on a moment’s notice, heat my … Continue reading

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Moving Day

Whenever the muse leaves me, or I become frustrated or bored, I rearrange my office. It would give me a different perspective and hopefully get me past whatever block (writer’s, sales,’ management, etc) was lurking in the space around me.. … Continue reading

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Moving Day for Parking Today Media

Tomorrow is Moving Day for PT Media. We have leased new digs around the corner from our current location. Its pretty hectic around here so don’t expect quick responses from us for the next few days.  We have no clue … Continue reading

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