KINGSTON, N.Y. -- City of Kingston leaders, along with county staffers, held an informational meeting and public forum Monday night to help residents understand what changes may be coming to the city's transit services.

At the meeting, project staff presented the results of their study which examined the opportunities and costs associated with merging transportation.

The project could potentially increase cooperation, improve service throughout the city and decrease taxpayer costs.

The county's office says their goal is to be more efficient.

"I think what ends up happening here is we didn't want to create a system that spent a lot more money, but we weren't looking to create a system that saved a lot of money, either," said Dennis Doyle, Ulster County Transportation Council Director. "We were to create a system that met the needs of the city better than the current needs are being met."

Kingston Mayor Steve Noble says he would like to see the project shorten wait times and encourage more people to ride the bus.

The public comment period continues through the end of the month.