Sarah Poole/News Ike Gibler has been a Knox Area Transit driver for the past four years. His favorite aspects about being a transit driver are the facts that he is able to help those in need and interact with a variety of community members.

 

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.

 

Sarah Poole: 740-397-5333 or spoole@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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