The Fresno Bee » The California High Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) is expected to award a nearly $350 million design-build (D/B) contract to California Rail Builders, a private consortium which submitted the “approved best value” bid, for the design and construction of a 22-mile stretch of high-speed rail line. This would be the third D/B contract awarded by HSRA for work on California’s high-speed rail. The first two contracts were valued at $1 billion for a 29-mile stretch in Fresno, and $1.3 billion for a 65-mile stretch north of the Tulare-Kern County line.