...So in short, you agreed with what I said XDElli21486 wrote:Reads first line of the website link...Fetch wrote:http://www.mbta.com/fares_and_passes/ch ... p?id=22672Elli21486 wrote:That's actually a false statement. The Charlie Cards do expire but it is usually in years, ie. every 5 years. You can check when your card expires at any kiosk at any station.Aurabolt wrote: For those who will be commuting to/from a hotel that's not in the same area as the Con, get a Charlie Card and put $15 on it. That should cover your traveling expenses for the whole weekend and if you're not from the Boston Area, they can be used again next year since they don't expire.
I can't find it anywhere on the MBTA site, but I was told that the money you put on the card is good for 18 months. As I've never gone more than a few months before putting more onto mine, I cannot confirm or deny it.
"Does A CharlieCard Expire? Yes..."
In reality though, there isn't really any other way to check for the expiration than at a subway station.
On a side note though, if a CharlieCard ever fails, you can go to the CharlieCard Store at Downtown Crossing to transfer to a new card.
Here's something I've been told face to face by the General Manager of the MBTA: If you have a balance on a Charlie Card, as long as it's registered via mbta.com the balance is transferrable. This includes when the card expires or goes inactive. You will need to bring it to the Charlie Card Store where they will transfer the remaining balance to a new card. It can only be done at the Charlie Card Store, which is at Downtown Crossing but is free of charge.