News MCB Virtual Town Hall Recap - October 2021

MCB hosted our second Virtual Town Hall of 2021 to offer a community of support for individuals who are blind and visually impaired across the Commonwealth. We shared information about public transportation options with our partners from the MBTA.
  • Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
Photo of train station with text that reads 'Town Hall Transforming Public Transportation for People with Disabilities'

Thanks to the more than 200 individuals who joined our second Virtual Town Hall of 2021 in October to discuss the importance of public transportation for individuals who are blind and visually impaired with representatives from the MBTA. Participants received updates about system-wide accessibility; innovations in customer technology; the new process to obtain a free or reduced fare Charlie Card; and the new RIDE Flex program.

If you missed it, please enjoy the recording from our event and download the presentation materials from our partners at the MBTA below: 

FAQ of MBTA for MCB Town Hall - 10.7.21

MBTA Presentation for MCB Virtual Town Hall - 10.7.21

RTA & Travel Training Information for MA

About The RIDE Flex

MBTA Access in Motion - English

MBTA Access in Motion - Spanish

Don’t forget to sign up to receive emails from MCB. We have a new e-newsletter with lots of great information.

Now, we also have the option for you to opt in to receive phone notifications from MCB, including a recorded message prior to the Town Hall where you will be offered the opportunity to stay on the line if you would like to be connected to the virtual event.

Please contact us by calling 1-800-392-6450 or reach out via email to

Visit us online at or follow us on our social media channels, including LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind 

MCB provides the highest quality rehabilitation and social services to Massachusetts residents who are blind, leading to their independence and full community participation.