Blind Access CharlieCard
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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:
- A valid, government-issued ID or license
- A Massachusetts Commission for the Blind ID Card or Certificate of Blindness (or other blindness certification)
- Visit the CharlieCard Store in Downtown Crossing and present these identification documents.
- If eligible, you’ll be issued a temporary CharlieCard or CharlieTicket immediately.
- A permanent Blind Access CharlieCard will be mailed to your home in 7 – 10 business days.
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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