Starting in January, the prices of tolls and parking meters will both jump. Add that to rising gas prices and you've got a bunch of commuters who aren't happy with the cost of driving into Manhattan. For example, someone driving from the Rockaways into Midtown will pay an average $2,895 more a year. Riverdale resident Anna Arsenous told CBS 2. “Can I afford it? Really not. I’ll have to adjust something else." The MTA is hoping the rising costs of driving will put more people on the subways; a spokesman said, "taking the train or bus will always be the most affordable way to get around New York." And so convenient from the Rockaways!