The MBTA offers a few reduce fares programs. There are some for seniors, and persons with different abilities. The low income youth program is a great resource for young adults. All Charlie Cards are reloadable, and cardholders can even buy monthly passes for local trains and buses at a reduced rate.
When using the commuter rail, the MBTA requires reduced fare customers to present Charlie Card with boarding pass, since the card also has a photo of the cardholder and can only be used for the applicant.
Here are a few things to keep in mind. There are several riders who qualify for free fares. With some limitations,children 11 and under are included in this group. Visit the MBTA's website for more details.
Your Charlie Card can be used in several cities outside of Boston. Seniors and persons with disabilities may benefit from their free training programs.