As the MTA pushes to meet a December deadline for opening three new stations along the Second Avenue Subway line — it's also looking ahead to the future.
Phase two of the project would extend the Q line to 125th Street.
The MTA says it has begun seeking bids for design, environmental and community outreach services in hopes of moving the project forward.
The Second Avenue Subway's next phase took a $1 billion funding cut last fall.
Officials say the MTA could amend its Capital Program and seek more money to start construction if the efforts to speed up the work prove successful.
Crews are working to open up the first three stations of the Q line extension before the end of the year.
New entrances are now visible at street level.