Regular traffic is allowed on Commerce
St., but most of what is visible in this scene is transit related: a
streetcar heads north, and local Pierce Transit buses go in both directions.
There is a major bus transfer facility just south of the Theater
District/S 9th streetcar terminal.
Traffic signals are prioritized for the rail route, and traveling the
entire line takes only about eight minutes.
The autos waiting uphill for a green road signal are on S. 11th St., in the
old commercial core of the city. Street
signs use a more conventional abbreviation system than does Tacoma Link.