The Village has a Para-transit Service Provider Agreement with PACE for a Dial-A-Ride bus service known as The Jolly Trolley. The Jolly Trolley provides a local bus option to Park Forest residents and is a Village-sponsored partnership with Rich Township. The Jolly Trolley will take any Park Forest resident to any location within Park Forest and to select destinations outside of Village boundaries.
Adults ride for $3. A transfer for an adult is 0.30 cents as long as the adult passenger boards the second bus within two hours of getting off of the first bus.
Seniors (65+), disabled persons, and students ride for $1.50. A transfer for seniors, disabled persons, and students is 0.15 cents, as long as these passengers board the second bus within two hours of getting off of the first bus.
Kids under 7 years old ride for free with a fare-paying adult.
The Jolly Trolley picks up passengers on the hour and half-hour at Orchard Park Plaza and at Village Hall. In addition to the regular Park Forest stops like the Park Forest Public Library and the Park Forest Village Hall, destinations include the Aqua Center, Freedom Hall, Parks, any local business, Downtown and the Matteson Metra Station (which is owned and operated by The Village of Park Forest).
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The last call for pickup service is at 3 p.m. Service is not provided on evenings, weekends, or on holidays. Call 708-748-4433 at least one hour in advance to request transportation service.
The Jolly Trolley is available to all Park Forest residents.