First thought if you are not locked in. Take a pay cut and go somewhere else if you have that option.
Get a Paper Map and draw your commute limits, routes.
A Private Bus would be nice but I am sure there are limits to it's routes or are they offering
door-to-door service with x miles?
Can Bart work for you, if so you can cast a wider loop. Danville/Alamo/Dublin would
be on my list even tho they tend to be up scale with pricing to match.
Be sure to put a price tag on your commute time, an 8 hr day sucks when it turns into a 10 or 12 hr day becuz of your commute.
Pass the BRAWNDO
Don't know about a Bucket List but my Fuckit List
is a mile long