The City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement revenue funding has come from the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority.
A report to Barnsley Council’s cabinet proposes the acceptance of the funding, which is to be used to “undertake feasibility work (traffic surveys, traffic modelling, feasibility design) for a future pipeline of schemes and to continue with staffing the Active Travel Hub”.
It will also fund procurement for traffic count equipment and for consultancy staff to assist with feasibility work on rail schemes.
A new “microsimulation model” for the town centre and surrounding areas, will be created, which will enable schemes to be tested.
New data collection systems will also be funded, as it says the majority of the existing equipment is obsolete or beyond repair.
The report will be presented to cabinet during the next meeting on June 16.