The Houston Business Journal (HBJ) article "Trump's $137.5B infrastructure projects list includes Texas high-speed rail" (January 24, 2017) states that the proposed $12 billion Texas Central Railway is included on President Trump's draft list of top-priority infrastructure projects. 50 projects are on the list, and HBJ cited the McLatchy report as the principal source of the list ("EXCLUSIVE: Trump team compiles infrastructure priority list," McLatchyDC, January 24, 2017). The list was reportedly circulated to the National Governors Association; a nearly identical list--which did not include the Texas Central Railway--was circulated in December by the National Governers Association. The Texas Central Railway is a venture of Texas Central Partners, a private company, that has stated it intends to build the roadway--with a 90 minute travel time between DFW and Houston--without government funding.
Another project on the list, the 1.1 billion DFW-area Cotton Belt Rail Line, is a planned commuter line joining Dallas' Northeast suburbs to Southwest Fort Worth, with a key terminal at DFW Airport.