WOODBURY - Officials say the amount of commuters riding the LIRR has increased. The LIRR carried more passengers last month than it did during January last year. The increase was the fifth month in a row that ridership increased. The increase is a good sign for the LIRR after a three-year decline in the number of people taking the train.

LIRR president Helena Williams says the ride to the Giants parade started the month off strong.