MOUNT VERNON — Monday through Saturday, from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., drivers employed by Knox Area Transit, 25 Columbus Road, provide a valuable service for community members with disabilities, college students and individuals who don’t own a vehicle, by transporting customers to locations all around the county in their iconic white shuttle buses.
Ike Gibler is one of those dedicated drivers. He has been working as a KAT driver for the past four years, following his retirement from his career as a Mount Vernon mailman.
“It’s a good transition from retirement,” Gibler told the News. “Once, you’re retired and you have nothing to do or no money to do it with, it’s a nice place to go to work for a while, make a little extra money and also to give you purpose in your life.