Now that you’re in Melrose Park, how do you get around the village? While this is a village and not a city, it’s not always easy to walk four square miles of land by foot. When your legs and feet get tired, you can always count on Melrose Park transportation. What are some of the most commonly used transportation services?
Dial-A-Ride is an option, though it is only available for residents. They are opened from 8 to 5 on weekdays and a half day Saturday. The easiest way to reach them is by phone at (708) 343-7047. This company prefers 24 hour advanced notice. Other options include MD Transportation on Division Street. Taxi services are more prevalent outside the city, including areas like West Lawrence Avenue in Schiller Park (Chicago United Limousine) and Blue Cab on Roosevelt Road in Forest Park.
For executive travelers there are heliports at Gottlieb Heliport and the Henry Valve Company Heliport. Renting a car might suit you best if you have a complex itinerary. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is found at 1701 N. Mannheim in Melrose Park (708-343-0100). Other car rental companies in and around Melrose Park include Paragon Auto Leasing, National Car Rental in Elmwood, Alamo Rent A Car and Hertz in Chicago.
You could also take a Melrose Park train station. There are three Amtrak Stations found near the area. Amtrak La Grange Road is just six miles away while Amtrak Summit is eight miles away. The Chicago Amtrak station is twelve miles away. When you travel by train you get access to public restrooms, public payphones, snack bars, paid parking (short term or long term) and easy access to taxi services.
The best way to decide what Melrose Park public transportation you need is to evaluate your itinerary and then price shop. By comparing rates, you will find a transportation deal that’s affordable and fast.