As Infrastructure Creaks, Congress Dithers

Oct. 5, 2015 11:47 a.m. ET

Back in July, Congress failed, once again, to pass a long-term highway bill to make improvements in the nations transportation system. Instead of funding big infrastructure needs with a multiyear plan, as once was the norm in Washington, lawmakers passed a bill covering a grand total of three monthsthe 34th time since 2009 Congress has passed a temporary Band-Aid measure rather than a long-term one to address the nations most basic infrastructure needs.

So, while Congress was failing to do its job, were other nations out in the competitive world economy standing still? Hardly. Consider a few projects that are moving forward while Congress