Signal problems and mechanical problems are causing equanimity problems for subway riders in Brooklyn this sweltering Monday morning. Rush hour delays were reported on the northbound B, D, N, and Q trains because of signal problems at DeKalb Avenue, and an R train with mechanical problems at Union Street has caused migraines along the N and R lines. There was smoke in the station at Union Street, but that has since cleared, so there's one for the win column.

At 8:54 a.m., the MTA announced that N and R trains were running express from 36th Street to Atlantic Av-Barclays Center. There were also delays on J and Z trains due to signal problems at Fulton Street, which resulted in some J trains terminating at Chambers Street. On the plus side, the WiFi seems to be working great?

An MTA spokesperson said the smoke on the platform at Union Street was the result of the train with mechanical problems, and that all passengers were discharged with no reported injuries.

If you found this commute frustrating, tell your state representatives and Governor Cuomo to stop robbing the MTA of badly needed funding and figure out a way to come up with more cash for a 21st Century transit system.