Peter Elmon - Flickr

Peter Elmon - Flickr

BOSTON — The MBTA agreed to waive $839,000 of the $1.7 million in penalties leveled against Keolis — the company that operates its commuter rail system — CBS Boston reports.

The fines stem from sub-par performance in the winter of 2015, when thousands of commuters were left stranded or running late. Keolis blamed the weather for its poor performance.

According to the report, the company said that the forgiven fines regarded maintenance issues, and that the MBTA agreed to waive them amid evidence that maintenance workers were pulled from their regular jobs to help shovel off tracks and shorten delays. For the full story, click here.

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