Share a ride to UWS

car pool

The University of Western Sydney has teamed up with Transport NSW and Parramatta City Council on a new, green initiative that encourages western Sydney residents to share their commute to work or university.

Western Sydney Carpool is a new website that allows users to create their own personal profile and search a database of other members who have similar daily travel patterns.

Through the website, it is possible to connect residents of western Sydney with others who are based within a 5km radius, and who travel each day to the same suburb or destination.

Paul Falzon, UWS Transport Planning Manager, says the University is one of the initiating partners of the Carpool project and is encouraging staff members and students to make use of the service.

“Carpooling is great way to save money on fuel and tolls, help reduce congestion on our roads, and to play a part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” says Mr Falzon.

“UWS received positive feedback from staff at the Parramatta campus who participated in a trial run of the project. Some of the feedback was that their commute had become a more enjoyable experience.

“Now we would like to see more staff and students across our campus networks get involved, and to share their daily drive to UWS.”

Western Sydney Car Pool currently has over 400 people on its database throughout the region. The site will be officially launched by Ray Williams MP, NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Western Sydney, on Thursday 15th March, 2012.

To register for the Western Sydney Carpool, go to:


14 March 2012

Contact: Danielle Roddick, Senior Media Officer