Fortunately, the Eagle P3 folks - or any other private operator, for that matter - would never be so stupid as to do anything that would make it difficult for them to take your money. Never in a million years.
It says a lot about transit and its mentality, actually, that fare collection is such an afterthought. Traditionally, the tax man was the one bit of government that worked without fail. You knew they'd find a way to collect those taxes. I always imagined a rough and tumble Old West town having two visible signs of government - the sheriff, and the tax man.
That transit has to be forced into efficient fare collection/enforcement is...interesting. If conceptually we think of transit as a public service first, with the fees only of secondary concern, maybe we ought to consider eliminating fares altogether.