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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

Do I want to Live to be 100?

I suggest that if you consider age as simply marking time and going through the pain of a body not working as well as it did when you were 20, then living ten decades doesn’t look so great. However, if … Continue reading

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The Right Stuff

Wednesday was General Chuck Yeager’s 96th birthday. He is without a doubt the leader in courage when it comes to flight. Being the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, he cleared the path for test pilots … Continue reading

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There Really Is a PIE in the Sky

When we started the Parking Industry Expo nearly two decades ago we didn’t at first realize that the acronym PIE would take on such a life of its own. The second year, we had a cover shot of a giant … Continue reading

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An Invitation… Midwestern Parking Resource Forum

This is an event where agencies of all sizes can come together and discuss common problems and solutions. Moderated by Julie Dixon, the program mirrors similar extremely successful events that are hosted throughout the year in Northern and Southern California. … Continue reading

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PIE 2019 – A Resource to help you Win the Smart Parking Smart City Challenge

You can be the leader in your community in the Smart Parking Smart City arena. The Parking Industry Expo 2019 will give you the tools to make that job easier. Sessions from the Midwest Parking Resource Forum which brings real … Continue reading

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Communications and Trust

Over on Parknews.biz there’s a great article on the differences we can expect in office culture in the next decade. There are five areas of concern, but I would like to focus on the two mentioned in the headline above. … Continue reading

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Who’s Emotional Button Pusher? PIE 2019

Is there someone in your work life who just knows how to goad you? Within in minutes of any given exchange, you find yourself perhaps frustrated or shut down?  In our leadership development world, we call these folks “Emotional Button … Continue reading

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You Still Have to Pay for the Transit Part

San Diego is joining a long list of cities changing the way they are looking at parking requirements. Check out the article on parknews.biz. I think cities need to be careful. First of all, removing parking requirements (two spaces per … Continue reading

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Lights! RFID! Enforcement!

Want to learn everything there is to know about RFID and get college credit too? How about giving a lighting manufacturer feedback on their products (and a free lunch)? Want to meet with your peers and discuss all aspects of … Continue reading

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Its Time to Play Offense

I was supposed to fly to Chicago on Tuesday for an interview with Yona Shtern, CEO of newly branded Arrive (Formerly parkwhiz). Yona, whose home is in Montreal was flying in from Canada. Both of us found that the cold … Continue reading

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