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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

Hell Just Froze Over – JVH Right Again!

As you may remember, I have been railing against panic over autonomous vehicles for the past two years. The mainstream media has been calling me out and has jumped on board the AV express. Speakers at “non-PIE” events have been … Continue reading

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Welcome to Reykjavik … Parking, that is

According to “lonely planet” Reykjavik is “The world’s most northerly capital and combines colourful buildings, quirky, creative people, eye-popping design, wild nightlife and a capricious soul.” I was honored to be able to spend a few hours with Kolbrun Jonatansdottir … Continue reading

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A response from someone who knows what he is talking about

My post above about using cell phones in teaching came from an aging wag (me) who admits to knowing nothing about the subject. I asked son Andy to comment. And he did. I bring his post from the comments section … Continue reading

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I am so out of it

I have discovered I am completely out of it when it comes to dealing with the young. I don’t mean 20 year olds although that can be a challenge. I mean kids in elementary and middle school. I friend told … Continue reading

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At Sea

It’s like you are in a baby’s cradle, being slowly rocked back and forth, back and forth. You go to sleep quickly, but walking down the hall to breakfast can be a bit of a challenge. We had a bit … Continue reading

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Ponies but no Sheepdogs

I’m travelling this week and next on a ship “In the Wake of the Vikings”. We started in Bergen, Norway, and are now in the Shetland Islands. From here its the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, and a couple of stops … Continue reading

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FREEDOM!!!!

I met with a group than ran parking for a major university and gave a spiel on how easy it would be to sell the concept of carpooling. To wit: If you took just a portion of the billion plus … Continue reading

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What the Hell is a “Geo Fence”

I pulled together a presentation for a potential customer and was blown away at the many different tools Parking Today Media can offer our industry that will help communicate products and services. Our team has been delving deeply into different … Continue reading

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Parking, It’s about Service

Back in the day particularly in Manhattan, but in other places as well, parking was all about price and availability. If there was space, you charged what you could get, collected it, and let the driver park their car. Garages … Continue reading

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The Women of Parking Today Media

We held our mid year meeting this week and my staff joined us in a barbeque at chez Van Horn. Eric and I, for the first time, were shown that we were in the minority, at least as far as … Continue reading

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