There'll be no losers in the bid to build the second stretch of the high speed rail project from Fresno to the Tulare-Kern county line.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority's board has approved a $2 million stipend for each of the losing bidders.

Five teams have been approved to submit a bid. The board says the stipend will help offset the immense cost of putting together a comprehensive bid proposal for the 60-mile stretch.