Provides an assessment of 12 infrastructure areas essential to the nation's economic survival & quality of life -- roads, bridges, transit, aviation, schools, drinking water, wastewater, dams, solid waste, haz. waste, navigable waterways, & energy. An advisory panel comprised of 11 eminent civil engineers assessed the infrastructure areas. Each category was evaluated on the basis of condition & performance, capacity vs. need, & funding versus need. The report gave the nation's infrastructure a cumulative grade of D+.Ó To remedy America's current & looming infrastructure problem, the report card estimates a needed $1.3 trillion investment over the next five years.Torriente, Norida is the author of 'Report Card for Americas Infrastructure, 2001 ' with ISBN 9780756713485 and ISBN 075671348X.