Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced that Keolis has been ordered to pay $1.6 million (1.42 million euros) in penalties for poor performance in November and December. The French firm Keolis took over the commuter rail service in July. The new fines bring the total levied against Keolis to $2.4 million (2.15 million euros) in the seven months it has been running the commuter rail. About half of the fines levied by the MBTA have been for late trains in October, November, and December. The other half were for problems including cleanliness, staffing, and fare collection.