Im a lucky bastard. I had to catch a plane in San Jose on Friday morning and decided to take CalTrain from SF. Naturally the ticket machine wouldn't take my card and with the train coming I had no choice but to board and take my chances. I rode all the way down sans ticket next to a sign telling me the fine for doing that would cost me $250 all while a group of CalTrain employees were sitting a few seats behind me on what seemed to be a perpetual break. Needless to say I made it through clean along with the $75 it would have cost me to take the shuttle in the first place.
Wherever you go, there you are