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

Blind Access CharlieCard

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 a valid, government-issued ID or license and a Massachusetts Commission for the Blind ID Card. Out-of-state visitors may also be eligible if they can provide appropriate documentation from their home state. 

  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.