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MBTA service levels have been increased in the interest of the health and safety of our riders and employees. All riders must use face coverings when on the MBTA. More:

Blind Access CharlieCard

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Learn more about reduced fare programs available for children, students, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Low-vision rider with a cane at Government Center, about to board a Green Line train

People who are blind or have low vision, as well as an accompanying guide, ride all MBTA services for free with a Blind Access CharlieCard.  
Service animals are always allowed on the MBTA.

How to Apply for a Blind Access CharlieCard


You must have both of the following:


  1. Visit the CharlieCard Store in Downtown Crossing and present these identification documents.
  2. If eligible, you’ll be issued a temporary CharlieCard or CharlieTicket immediately.
  3. A permanent Blind Access CharlieCard will be mailed to your home in 7 – 10 business days.

Out-of-State Visitors

If you're visiting from out of state and can provide the appropriate documentation, we will give you a temporary MBTA pass valid for 7 days of travel on the subway, bus, Commuter Rail, or ferry.

Within 7 – 10 days of your application, you will also receive a permanent Blind Access Card valid for future visits to the Greater Boston area.


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