The Public Safety Division carries out the essential and honorable function of educating and protecting the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation.

Department of Transportation (DOT)


Richard Palmer | (509) 634-2540 | Email

A message from CCT Dept. of Transportation (DOT) Jan 12, 2018
The CCT DOT would like to assure the tribal membership that all four district’s contracted snow plow drivers with the Elder Snow Plow project have been dispatched.
Your patience is appreciated as we trust that all contracted snow plow crews are working diligently to clear driveways across the entire
reservation for those who are on Elder Snow Plow project routes.
The CCT DOT wishes everyone safe travels this winter.
-      Richard Palmer Sr, CCT DOT Director

The Colville Confederated Tribes: Department of Transportation (CCT: DOT)
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 2016-2020
CCTDOT: The Road Ahead, Vol. 1 Issue 1
Elder Snow Plow Application
Inchelium Winter Shuttle Schedule 2013-2014

Shuttle Schedule


Inchelium-Gifford Ferry Schedule

During the months of April 1 to September 30 (Summer Hours) the ferry makes its first run at 6:30 a.m. (from the Inchelium side) and its last run at 9:45 p.m. (from the Gifford side). During the months beginning October 1 through March 30 the ferry makes its first run at 6:30 a.m. and its last run @ 8:45 p.m. (from the Gifford side). The ferry leaves the Inchelium side at the top and bottom of every hour and it leaves the Gifford side at 15 minutes past and 15 minutes to the hour.

The ferry closes annually (typically it coincides with School Spring Break) for a week for maintenance. It also closes periodically (typically during the spring) when water levels do not permit the ferry to operate. Our docks only allow the ferry to go to the elevation of 1232' above sea level. When water levels get below this level the ferry has to temporarily stop operations and resume when water levels permit.

Inchelium-Gifford Ferry a Lifeline


  • To enhance the quality of life in Indian communities.
  • To facilitate preservation and enhancement of Tribal and cultural/traditional values.
  • To optimize Bureau and Tribal human resources by ensuring Tribes are provided assistance in planning and maintaining an adequate network of Roads to support their Social and Economic Development through disseminating information on the Roads Program and funding; coordinating between Tribes, other agencies, and Area Office staff; and coordinating compliance with Tribal permitting program.