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!
Driving Commuters Not Happy About Rising Costs
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"It puts more of a burden on New York — puts more of a burden on 49 other states."
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