I'm not even going to withhold any of my feelings or apologize when I say that this is the absolute worst transit map I have ever seen. I spent a fair amount of time speaking with some Pierce Transit reps on figuring out just exactly where each route goes. I took some notes, but I'm sure there are some errors and of course this isn't finalized, but here it goes:
|1||Pacific / 9th / Tacoma|
|2||Market / 15th / Pacific / 13th / A st / 9th / Pacific|
|3||Tacoma / 9th / Commerce / Pacific|
|26||Broadway / 9th / Commerce / 13th / Pacific|
|28||Same as before|
|41||Pacific -> change route|
|42||25th / Tacoma / 9th / Pacific -> change route|
|45||Yakima / 9th / Pacific|
|48||Jefferson / Pacific -> change route|
|53||Pacific -> change route|
|57||Same as before|
|102||up 11th to TG / down 9th to GH|
|500/501||25th / Market / 13th / Pacific?|
|700||St Helens / 9th / Pacific? / Jefferson|
|702||Pacific / 9th / Broadway|
So as can be seen, a lot of service is shifted to Pacific Ave and also some to Market and Tacoma Avenues. However, for the service that does go on Market and Tacoma avenues, it goes about as far as 9th or 13th and then heads back down the hill. There are only 3 bus routes (1, 700 and 702) that continue north of 9th - now the 26 doesn't merit counting since it's a loop circulator.
Another feature is the hill climbing routes. There's the 1, 3, 42, 45, and 57 that climb up 9th; the 28 and what appears to be the 501 or 500 climbing up 11th; the 2 that goes up 15th and then 19th; and then the 48 and 700 which climb up Jefferson and then descend 25th with the 42 as well. An interesting fact I learned was that buses can't run up and down 25th because they will bottom out (not sure at what exact point), so the city would have to fix that in order for the routes to actually work.
Another big feature of the downtown network is that most routes will be interlined. It seemed that only a few routes will actually layover in downtown. But nobody at the meeting really knew or had decided which ones exactly. Preliminarily a Pierce Transit rep at the meeting told me that the 700s would be interlined as would the 41 and 42 which would effectively force a transfer on what today is a one-seat ride on those buses.
And one final observation I had on the proposed downtown network was that there is just 1 bus route with all day service to TG (again the 26 doesn't count). The 3 routes in service today that serve Saint Josephs will all still be there in the both alternatives.