Metra has announced plans to close its ticket office in Oak Park effective Thurs., March 30. Commuters still will be able to purchase tickets using the mobile Ventra app or online via Metra’s website, as well as on the train at no additional cost. Officials say the decision to eliminate the ticket agent position in Oak Park is part of efforts to align resources with demand. Despite high ridership by Oak Park residents, Metra officials say historical data showed that ticket sales here are among the lowest at Metra stations with a ticket agent. For more information on the metropolitan commuter rail system, visit metrarail.com.
Oak Park offers a variety of services that can be accessed online from a computer, tablet or smart phone. Some of the services are managed directly by the Village, while others are third-party vendors authorized by the Village to conduct transactions.