The decreased cab fares for downtown Houston went into effect Thursday. That means if you’re in the downtown area and you need a ride from one downtown area to another it will cost $6. This comes after city officials say they noticed several Houston cab drivers were refusing fares in the vicinity. I’m told they wanted only big fares from hotels to the airport. But city hall stepped in and changed that by setting up at least 20 cab stands to provide inner downtown transportation who need it. So if you need that ride get your $6 together!