The Orange County Commissioners heard from a packed room on Tuesday night regarding the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail project.

The meeting began with an hour-long presentation from GoTriangle updating the commissioners about the 17-mile light rail proposal. The meeting then turned to more than three hours of public comment from approximately 70 speakers.

The public comments made at the Southern Human Services Center on Homestead Road were split nearly down the middle between those opposing and supporting the light rail line.

Tuesday’s public hearing was closed but the meeting was not technically adjourned. It was recessed until Thursday when the commissioners will hold a work session to continue conversations among the board about the project, including the cost sharing of the project with Durham County.