I played the honesty card. Here's how it went, roughly.
Officer: Ticket please.
Me: I was running to catch the train, and didn't have time to buy a ticket. I'm connecting to a bus, so I'll have to pay there. I promise I wasn't looking for a free ride - I just couldn't be late.
Officer: I'm not responsible for your scheduling problems. You could have waited for the next train in 15 minutes. Do you know what the fine is for not having a ticket?
Me: No, I'm kind of new at this. I was hoping to buy a ticket at one of the stops, but the train doesn't stop long enough.
Officer: One-hundred and thirty-four dollars.
Me: I promise I wasn't trying to get a free ride. I'll be paying to get on the bus in Sandy. I'm really really sorry.
Well, he was nice. He gave me a verbal warning. Actually he was kind of grumpy and not really nice at all - except that he could've slapped a $134 fine on me.
I was sick to my stomach the whole rest of the train ride, paranoid that another officer would board, and more than a little embarrassed. I contemplated getting off, buying a ticket, waiting for the next train, missing my connecting bus, etc. I've never felt such relief to get off that train and pay my $2.00 for the bus. I'll never do that again. Never ever. Note to self. Leave the bike shop at least 15 minutes before train arrival.