Sen. Brownsberger to Host Senior Charlie Card Day in Watertown

Save a trip to the MBTA offices in Downtown Boston and apply for a Senior CharlieCard in Watertown!

Senator Will Brownsberger will sponsor a Senior CharlieCard Day on Tuesday, March 12 from 12:30 – 2 PM at the Watertown Council on Aging, located at 31 Marshall Street in Watertown. Staff from the Office of Senator Brownsberger will be on hand to take photos and process applications, which will be provided. No advanced sign-up is required. Interested adults age 65 or older just need to bring a valid, state-issued photo ID that includes date of birth. Senior CharlieCards will be sent to applicants by mail, and may take six to eight weeks to process.

What is a Senior CharlieCard? Adults age 65 or older are eligible for the Senior CharlieCard, which can be used to receive reduced fares on all MBTA transportation services – including buses, subway, commuter rail, and the Salem-to-Boston ferry – in addition to discounted monthly passes, which are good for unlimited local bus and subway travel. More information about reduced senior fares can be found online here.

If you currently have a Senior CharlieCard that is about to expire and you need to renew it, you do not need to come to this event. Senior CharlieCards can be renewed for free over the phone by calling the MBTA at (617) 222-3200. Your renewed card will be sent by mail. If your Senior CharlieCard has already expired or you have lost it, then you may reapply in person at this event or call the MBTA office.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Quinn Diaz at (617) 722-1280 or quinn.diaz@masenate.gov.

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  1. My current active Senior CharlieCard currently has a balance. Will that balance be transferred to the new card?

    1. Do you need to renew? You can do that by phone.

      If you currently have a Senior CharlieCard that is about to expire and you need to renew it, you do not need to come to this event. Senior CharlieCards can be renewed for free over the phone by calling the MBTA at (617) 222-3200.

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