Federal, state and local officials are typically ready to find the money required to fix problems when it comes to highway infrastructure. As a former governor, I know this is good politics. Infrastructure creates jobs, and people appreciate tangible improvements to highways and bridges. Here, taxpayers can see government at work. Yet when it comes to critical infrastructure projects such as electrical transmission equipment or pipelines, equally important, job creating initiatives often end up on the back burner — or face outright opposition.