The NTA has agreed to prepare a Transport Plan for Newbridge, which could cost €10m.
The long awaited plan will provide a template for how best to plan for the management of transport in other towns in the country.
Officials from the NTA presented initial concepts to the members of the Kildare Newbridge Municipal District this week and will now begin preparation of options for presentation at public consultation sessions.
It is envisaged the public consultation sessions will take place in May and June.
Once a final Transport Plan is prepared the individual projects contained within the plan will be costed, leading to discussions on the sources of funding required.
According to Kildare County Council, the National Transport Authority is positively disposed to providing a substantial portion of the funding, which will have to be supported by funding from KCC.