The enlarged facility encourages more commuters to car pool, saving money and energy.

More parking spaces will be available at the popular Selah Firing Center Road Park and Ride off I-82 starting on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The newly resurfaced and re-striped lot more than doubles from 45 spaces up to 104.

The upgrades are part of a $240,000 grant awarded to Yakima Transit and administered by the Washington State Department of Transportation.