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April 22, 2024

Service Growth at The University of Newcastle

Find out how Liftango’s longest-serving carpool program has reached 540% user growth.

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At a glance

The University of Newcastle located in NSW, Australia started as Liftango’s beta client in February 2017, and now has paved the way to success with university carpooling. Seven years later, we explore the growth of the university’s service, including 540% user growth and a 186% increase in trips taken.


  • Trips up 186%
  • Users up over 500%
  • Estimated 81,000kg of CO2 saved
  • 34,238 fewer vehicles on campus

The Results

The following table shows the number of carpool users and the number of carpool trips completed, vehicles removed and distance travelled each year:

Factors Contributing to Service Growth

Continual tech improvements, providing an easy to use solution that supports changing student habits

Sustainability benefits

  • Reducing carbon footprint
  • Taking vehicles off the road
  • Each trip taken is also offset by Liftango

Program marketing

  • Liftango provides on-site presence annually to assist in new student awareness and education campaigns

Carpool program benefits

  • Exclusive free car spaces
  • Tailored student rewards program

External factors such as increased cost of living

Expansion across other campuses

  • Liftango has supported service expansion across multiple campus’ - adding new car park and space options to the carpool app
  • Implementing smart parking integrations to make it easier for students to register for free parking

Learn more about Carpooling

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