Lowell Clary, President


Lowell R. Clary (Lowell) is the President of Clary Consulting Company which provides advisory services to governmental and private sector clients on developing infrastructure projects, public-private partnerships (P3s), infrastructure finance, and assist in negotiations of complex projects and agreements. Mr. Clary specializes in infrastructure funding, finance and P3s and has been recognized as an expert and innovator in the field. In public and private practice Mr. Clary has been a champion of transportation providing strategic advice, developing funding and financing plans and P3 approaches for highways, heavy rail, commuter rail, bus rapid transit, fueling facilities, and maintenance facilities.  He has been extensively involved in infrastructure programs/finance for over 35 years and works across the United States in advising public and private clients.  Select clients include: A sample of Clary Consulting clients includes the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority, City of Miami Beach, City of Treasure Island, City of Avon Park, Puget Sound Regional Council (Seattle Region MPO), Port of Hood River – Oregon, Colorado Department of Transportation, Connecticut Department of Transportation, Florida Department of Transportation, North Carolina Department of Transportation, State Auditor of Colorado, State Auditor of North Carolina,  and various private clients such as for toll roads, developers developing Transit Oriented Development projects, floating solar projects, and developers interacting with governmental agencies.  

In his public service career, he led funding and financing for transportation in the State of Florida while serving as Chief Financial Planner and Assistant Secretary for the Florida Department of Transportation.  Mr. Clary led development of Florida’s public-private partnership efforts in transportation including the Port of Miami Tunnel, I-595, Miami Intermodal Center, SR-826/836 Interchange and 95 Express.  His public service career including serving with the Florida Auditor General, Deputy Secretary for the Florida Health and Human Services Agency, and various positions at the Florida Department of Transportation, ending his career as the Assistant Secretary for Finance and Administration. 

Mr. Clary serves on the APTA Committee on Innovative Funding, Finance and P3s.  In the past he has served as chair of a Section and committee/sub-committee for the National Academy of Science, Transportation Research Board Policy Section that includes a series of committees such as the Policy Section that includes the Revenue and Finance Committee, Economics Committee, Major Cities Committee, Demand Management Committee, and P3 Subcommittee.  Mr. Clary previously served on various national panels and committees associated with infrastructure funding and finance.  He is routinely requested to speak on these subjects at regional and national events.  Mr. Clary is a Florida Certified Public Accountant and a registered Municipal Advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.

Areas of Expertise

  • Public-Private Partnerships

  • Funding for all transportation Modes, including revenue options and ways to increase funding

  • Tolling -- Traditional and Managed Lanes

  • Development and Negotiation of Complex Projects

  • Innovative Finance Solutions that Maximize Transportation Projects From Available Resources

  • Federal, State and Local Programs and Relations

  • State Infrastructure Bank

  • TIFIA and Private Activity Bonds

  • Bonding -- all types