After having read up on the Washington state tax structure study, my current reading material in my quest to ready myself to run for office is reading about the replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Currently, the state estimates that there is a 1 in 20 chance (5%) that an earthquake could permanently close the Viaduct within the next 10 years. In addition, it doesn't carry enough vehicles to support Seattle's transportation needs and projected growth. The state is currently considering three alternatives, a tunnel replacement, an aerial replacement, and a rebuild. I'm not sure what the difference between the aerial replacement and the rebuild options are.
Anyway, I'm just starting to read up on the options. The WSDOT web site on the project is where I am currently reading up.