We have been asked by PennDOT to get the word out that April 1 is National Census Day. In accordance with the United States Constitution, every resident must be counted every ten years; this number determines the number of seats Pennsylvania (and all other states) get in the House of Representatives. The census count will also affect how $675 billion in federal public funding is spent every year. Federal spending on programs such as highway planning and construction and on transit formula and capital investment grants. Pennsylvania gets $26.8 billion annually from just our 16 largest federally-funded programs. That’s about $2,000 per Pennsylvanian each year. Please do your part to assure that everyone counts!